My name is Chace Fields, I’m a junior starting my second year varsity basketball, and I love playing both sides of the floor all day long. I first began playing basketball when I was 6 years old, and I truly developed a passion for the game when I got into 5th grade. I’m lucky my dad was a college basketball player, so he introduced me to the fundamentals of basketball. He taught me that even though I’m a bit taller, dribbling, shooting, and footwork can be a part of my game if I work at it, and I’ve stuck to that. I learned to be coachable and disciplined through my own experiences in AAU basketball.
I had three major injuries during my 8th grade year that caused me to miss the basketball season. Although the experience wasn’t immediately positive, it helped me grow and motivated me going into my freshman year to elevate my game by becoming more versatile all around.
In my freshman year I got to learn a lot from starting on the junior varsity team at Central. Mainly, being around a varsity team mostly composed of seniors that taught me things about basketball I had never considered. I learned a lot on the court, but more importantly the things off court that can impact the game. Things like team bonding, staying focused, respect, and how to be a true leader. During my sophomore year, I had another injury that caused me to miss most of the season. However, after recovering I learned to work on other parts of my game besides athleticism.
Off court I also take school very seriously. I make all A’s, and I want to be in the top 10% of my class academically. In college I want to continue learning things that can help me later in life. I believe once I put in the time that I will be a beneficial part of any college team.